The Thing wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t exactly great, either. (In fact, for the first 20-30 minutes or so, I couldn’t help but note the similarities to the beginning of Alien vs. Preditor.) The scary monster/alien thing looked like something you would find in the Deadspace video games and resulting animated features, and kind of had similar M.O.: infiltrate, kill/transform, annihilate, and repeat.
Granted, I am fairly picky about my horror movies, even though I haven’t actually watched all that many. I don’t much care for a whole lot of blood and gore, which is why I didn’t bother to finish Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and was not fond of the Hills Have Eyes. Even though there was minimal gore, I especially do not care for M. Night Shyamalan’s Signs. (The Hubby always tries to torment me with that one.) But I do like the Alien series of films (I am excited to see Scott’s upcoming film Prometheus), the Predator movies, and lesser known films Dreamcatcher, and Ghosts of Mars. Unfortunately, I am not well versed with Freddy and Jason’s exploits. 😦